Every year I take a much needed vacation on the sandy beaches of Hawaii...okay not really. Oh, but, wouldn't that be nice?! Actually my summer tradition is to read Whispers by Robin Jones Gunn. The heroine, Teri Moreno leaves Oregon to visit her older sister in Maui. This book, besides Little Women, is by far my favorite book ever.
I love Teri, she's bold, lovely, and spicy. Gunn's description of the island aromas and foods makes me feel like I'm hanging out on the beach, lathered in sun tan lotion, enjoying the breeze.
Whispers is set in the mid 90's which I happen to love because that's when I was a teenager and have many youthful and fun memories. Teri finds herself in a bizarre situation when she returns to the island, hoping to rekindle the hot romance she had the previous summer with marine biologist, Mark. Somehow, their communication is stilted and their romance appears to be sinking. Scott, a guy from Teri's high school years, and a popular heart throb former football player makes it no secret he's interested and Teri finds him simply irresistible. She can't help but notice the joyful Australian former surfer that seems to be turning up where ever she goes. All these men give Teri quiet a lot to think about and she must make a decision on one of them before she leaves the island.
Gunn's story is delightful with humor, romance, and suspense. Spoiler alert: You won't know who Teri chooses until the end of the book and it's the best!
Oil yourself up, put on some sunglasses, and join me in Hawaii. You'll be glad you did!
For your viewing pleasure I added two different covers from Gunn's three editions. First photo is of the first edition, obviously!
Until next time, Fashionistas!
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